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Cuivre River Electric Community Trust awards scholarships to local students

Posted on November 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Forty-two students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties received a total of $21,000 in scholarship awards from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust. Pike County students receiving scholarships are Kyriana Foster and Kaitlyn Huber. Scholarship funds are donated by Cuivre River Electric members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in

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  • Clopton named top high school by ratings firm

    Posted on November 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Clopton High School has been named one of the top 100 high schools in the St. Louis metropolitan area by a national ratings service. Niche started out as a rating service for prospective college students and their parents. It now also rates school districts for families moving around the United States. Clopton ranked 23 on the top 100 list, most of which is dominated by much larger schools from mid-Missouri

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  • Louisiana FFA attends National Convention

    Posted on November 12, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    By Ryan Pursifull The 87th National FFA Convention was held once again in Louisville, Ky., and it was attended by FFA members from all around the United States. The Louisiana FFA, sponsored by Mr. Bill Capps, took eight students to the FFA National Convention. The students were Katelyn Watts, Ally Cross, Carolina Taylor, Ashley Sheppard, Carly Heil, Ryan Pursifull, James Rubino and Eric Reid. In the National Convention the FFA

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  • LHS alumni host dinner, plan trivia event

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    Some of the Class of ’84 under “their” jersey.  Front row from left: Danita DeWeese Martin and Debbie Rue Holland; middle row from left, Earl Salmons, Jr., Stacy White Shade and Pam Horton Riedmeyer; back row from left, Laurie Severson Petty and Elise Ludwig Hopper.

    Thousands of people filled the streets of Louisiana on Saturday, Oct. 18. Hundreds of them were out-of-towners who attended school in town and returned to share camaraderie with classmates and friends. The Louisiana Alumni and Friends Association held all-school reunion events throughout the day. It started with an open house at the high school and middle school campus. Current students toured alumni through the halls of the “new” high school

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  • Louisiana student gets more than candy for Halloween at assembly

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Anna Elder, center, front row, got hugs from classmates Catrina Turnbaugh, at top, Samantha Kilby, at left and Landon Haddock after it was announced that the money had come in for her wheelchair scooter attachment.

    Louisiana Elementary School students were excited before their annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 31. But they became even more excited after a special announcement assembly just before they marched in their costumes. In that assembly, fifth grade teacher Stacy Kingsley announced that the monetary goal had been reached in the Tabs for Anna campaign. It meant that fifthgrader Anna Elder will now get a Rio Firefly, a scooter type

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  • Local school boards oppose Amendment 3

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Two eastern Pike County school boards have passed resolutions against the passage of Amendment 3 to the Missouri Constitution, claiming it will relinquish local control of the Louisiana and Clopton schools. The Louisiana R-II and Pike County R-III (Clopton) boards both approved resolutions this month opposing the amendment which will be voted on Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Clopton board approved it 6-0 with board member Clay Lockard absent. The Louisiana

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  • Financial auditors give Louisiana School District glowing report

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The Louisiana R-II School District received a glowing report from its financial auditor at the Monday, Oct. 20 board meeting. “Your fund balances are pretty exceptional compared with all the other districts in the state,” said Paul Richards of the Wade Staples auditing firm. “You’re really in pretty good shape.” Richards said the Louisiana district’s internal financial  controls are excellent and “better than all the other districts we serve.” Those

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